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Ptericles

33 M Burbank, CA

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–32
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Aug 18
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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"It's a lazy Saturday afternoon, there's a couple lying naked in bed reading Encyclopedia Britannica to each other, and arguing about whether the Andromeda Galaxy is more 'numinous' than the Resurrection. Do they know how to have a good time, or don't they?”
― Carl Sagan

I might work in Sac-town for a while soon. As much as I want a long-term relationship, I figure, the more people I meet, the better my chances of meeting someone who’s right for me…and vice versa!

Chemistry.com has me as a bit of an explorer and negotiator. I thrive on trying new things and going to new places. My first love is nature—being in nature and learning about nature. I like animals, but I especially like cats--especially the smart ones. Dogs are great companions for jogging.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I studied computer programming at UWSP and worked there installing/fixing professor and staff computers. Now I just moved to Burbank with my sister and am looking for jobs.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
For some reason, I love to indentify songs with similar sounds and patterns. I almost love sound more than music, so sometimes, I like to try to identify the source of sounds as well. It seems a little strange, but maybe interesting, I know.

My dad always said I would make a great science teacher and maybe I'll consider that someday.

Most people talk about the weather just to make small talk, but people could see me as being a weather man, too. There's just so much information available for me to try to explain something bigger than me. Do you see how I get excited about things, sometimes, yet?

I would love to go dancing even if I'm not great at it. I used to practice Tai Chi at the university, would lead class practice and testing. Also, I hosted evening practice sessions for people interested in being introduced. I haven't practiced in a year now but would love to start the traditional Yang long form again. I also learned the staff and sword forms a little. I keep my youthfulness with jogging and maybe an occasional front hand-spring or something.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I look good and athletic and definitely march to the rhythm of my own drum. Like my dad and grandpa in my family, I'm a fairly smart guy with a goofy sense of humor and maybe a little bit of a tease once I get to know people. I'm also very passionate about a lot of things and am looking for someone who is also a passionate person. My passion motivated me to work over the last three years on a super Wi-Fi antenna out of baked bean cans and a 3-foot satellite dish. I kept records of the relationship between the weather and the frequency I could receive.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Movies:
OkCupid says compatiple people feel the same about horror movies believe it or not. For me, gore can really emphasize a point in a good story. I should be like, yeah, that's what would happen. Gore for its own sake is stupid and a waste of my time. I didn't like what little I saw in Saw or the movie Holloween. Speaking of the holiday, though, this Halloween, I finaly watched Jos Whedon's Cabin in the Woods. I did like it as a commentary on the genre.I like mostly non-fiction cutting-edge science books. I do like science fiction on tv and in movies. I'm pretty open minded about most media. I'm facinated by chick flicks and the way girl's romantic fantasies work. I love comedies and grew up with Jim Carrey on In Living Color. Some anime's cool. I honestly don't watch much media on my own, but would love to know your favorites.

I'm currently reading Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation--a book from the co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

I like small, locally-owned coffee shops. My favorite food is a falafel gyro. I also like Korean restaurants. I'm not too picky and love to try new healthy foods (except arthropods, usually).

Music:
I like rock that's a little unique, usually with at least a little bit of thought put into the lyrics. I also like ambient sometimes and classical because I loved SNES music so much.

Books:
Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Can Change Them
Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century,
Hyperspace, The Elegant Universe, The Universe in a Nutshell,
Full Catastrophe Living, Physics of the Future, Physics of the Impossible, The Tao of Physics, The Road Less Traveled, Parallel Worlds, Wider than the Sky: The Phenominal Gift of Consciousness

I don't read math books for fun, but I appreciate what math can do. It took me 5 semesters to get through 2 semesters of calculus. I got one class and one lab away from a Chemistry minor but stopped because I couldn't learn the math fast enough.

Television:
Battlestar Galactica, YouTube videos

Games:
Carcassonne, Deus Ex, Super Mario 64, Super Monkey Ball 2,
Halo, Wave Race 64, Star Fox (SNES)

Honestly, I am a little introverted, so I do need time alone to recharge, but the reason why I mention games is we need to like doing the same things together. I want someone who wants to try new things regardless of how good they are at something. I don't play as much as I used to, but I'm a sucker for nostalgia, and love to see technology used in creative new ways. I'm usually not very competitive; games are like an art gallery to me. I don't play online RPGs. I prefer to play local co-op games with other people in the same room.

Family is important to me. One of my sisters and brother-in-law work in the videogame industry. Videogames are important to us for creative development reasons besides just for fun. I like to share experiences with games, but also with movies.

Movies:
OkCupid says compatiple people feel the same about horror movies believe it or not. For me, gore can really emphasize a point in a good story. I should be like, yeah, that's what would happen. Gore for its own sake is stupid and a waste of my time. I didn't like what little I saw in Saw or the movie Holloween. Speaking of the holiday, though, this Halloween, I finaly watched Jos Whedon's Cabin in the Woods. I did like it as a commentary on the genre.

With movies, though, if I'm not sharing the experience with someone else, I usually don't watch them. My addiction, if any, is science news, YouTube and social networking sites :)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Laptop (update! Ha! Apparently I could live without my laptop after I sold it and bought a smart phone)
2. Phone - yep truly the only thing...
3. Car for trips home (yep, left that behind, too.)
4. Backpack(sadly, it finally wore out)
6. Electronic toys (I don't mean sexual)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Science, technology and girls.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes, I take breaks for a little while from alcohol for the most part because it slows me down too much for a couple of days. Still, I really miss going downtown Steven's Point, WI to Guu's on Main or one of the rock or dance bars.

I would love to sit around a fire and sing songs with friends who play the acoustic guitar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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What I learned about myself from The Emotional Life of Your Brain:

Outlook: I'm usually a pretty positive type but I can be a bit hard on myself. I can have a wide emotional range which can be a good thing on the positive end of that spectrum. It means I'm open to new people, ideas, technology, food, etc. I tend to believe there's always happy path waiting to be discovered for everything.

Social Intuition: Intuitive, but don't always read others' emotions or see negative reactions coming.

Self-Awareness: Almost perfectly self-aware, except I’m not always aware of negative emotions.

Sensitivity to Context: Almost very tuned in, but again, I don't always understand how others might feel negatively or not necessarily positive depending on the context.

Resilience: I get over things pretty fast, usually (too fast would seem uncaring). I take criticism from people, especially women pretty hard, though, and take a while to recover :/

Attention: Almost unfocused. The advantage is I'm a fairly creative person--always thinking three steps ahead (not necessarily related to the present). Other people grab my attention whether good or bad (I always expect a positive reaction from people). I'm a bit nostalgic and I'm not always good at prioritizing what's important, so I tend to always have lots of stuff everywhere (a ninja always comes prepared!) The most important thing to know about me in this case is I am a bit slower to respond than most people. Sometimes people mistake it as disinterest. In fact, I'm usually so interested in everything, it takes me longer than usual to process what people say. If I don't know a quick answer to a question, ask me again later. There's a good chance I've given it an extraordinary amount of careful thought and consideration. I do much better in large group discussions where I have lots of time to think.

What I learned from Mindsight:
"...secure parent-child interactions promote the growth of the integration fibers of the middle prefrontal region of the child's brain."
"Studies have demonstrated that the brains of people with a history of ambivalent attachment are in face more sensitive to negative feedback: Their limbic system's amygdala fires off more readily in response to angry faces."

Clearly, this book sheds light on what I learned from the Emotional Life of Your Brain: My family has been through rough times when my dad had to move and change jobs. My brother-in-law said, "when hard times hit, your family is stronger than any I've seen." Mindsight explains both the room for growth I have in my attention and my sensitivity to negative feedback. The solution is mindsight, or mindfulness meditation or chillaxation.

I reflected for about a month on what I've been reading in Mindsight. I think I see a pattern. I moved schools in 5th grade and had a huge crush on a girl that eventually became obvious. She asked me if I liked her, but I said I wasn't ready for anything, yet. I moved again in 6th grade, anyway. I had more kids not understand me and only a few who did. I guess I really needed people, but couldn't depend on them. Moving was hard on my parents, too, so I couldn't always depend on them, either. I would pass on some very great girls for many, many years. Any interest from girls in me was always a closely guarded secret from everyone. If the secret gets out, part of my endemic memory can subconsciously sabotage a relationship. The good news is I'm finally beginning to understand my emotional half after ignoring it for way too long. If you can understand that some of my feelings are only feelings and not necessarily always truth, you may help me through it and help me grow to be the man I am capable of becoming. I'm so close...
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Enough about you, talk about her!" --The Genie as a bumble bee

I need someone who can express their affection in many ways.

The OK Cupid tests say I'm kind of looking for the hot friend with some cuteness. I prefer someone with about the same body type. My face is pretty thin, but I’ll admit I have a little bit of a squishy belly.I would really like the same thing or smaller. The size of butts and boobs matter much less to me than everything else. If I feel like you're bigger, I won't be attracted. Tall is sexy and short is cute. What’s probably most important, though, is that a girl seems healthy and preferably at least a little bit athletic. I can still pull off an okay hand spring at 32 with that little extra :) An attractive face matters the most to me. Of course, thin girls can be healthy and attractive, too, but I don’t think I attract them as much. My attractions may change slightly here and there over time, though, so if you think you can show me something interesting that I've not seen, don't hesitate.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”